Slovenian Alps Hiking Guide
Hiking in the Slovenian Alps is like walking into a living-breathing fairy tale. Each step pampers you with magical landscapes and storybook-scenes that look like a mirage materializing before your very eyes. It’s a continuous visual feast composed of emerald-colored lakes, roaming ibex, and fields of Edelweiss.
The Slovenian Alps are made up of three mountain ranges: the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and the Karawanks. This guide will introduce you to the most enchanting hiking destinations in these mountain ranges, with tips on specific hiking trails and places to stay. You may also be interested in Best Hikes in Slovenia and our 2 Week Slovenia Road Trip.
Slovenian Mountains Hiking Gear
Slovenia has tons of heart-pounding trails, which require sure-footedness, a head for heights, and proper gear. If you want to hike hut-to-hut or tackle some challenging peak summits, we recommend wearing a helmet, grade B/C hiking boots (e.g. Women’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX, Men’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX), and lightweight backpacks. In the Slovenian mountains, there’s always a danger of rockfall (hence the helmet).
Some trails (e.g. Triglav summit) require a full via ferrata kit as well.
Waymarks in the Slovenian Mountains
Hiking trails are marked with the red Knafeljc waymark, which is a red circle with a white center. Trail markings are generally well-maintained and easy to follow.
In this guide, you’ll find lots of hiking trail options. But, trail conditions can always change. Please check this website for up-to-date information on trail closures.